Originally posted by SanDiego49er: Voeckler had a real good tour. 2 out of 3 of the best young riders are also French. So maybe for the first time in a long time French riding is up and coming. They have some guys who in the future may contend. I was really impressed with Voecker. I didn't think he would hold the lead for that long.
He sure did, considering the factor that he is not a real climber. Here is Team Radioshak's analysis of Stage 20:
I know it's over for all intensive purposes. But I really like that ride into Paris on the last day. It's so picturesque. Such a beautiful city. And they are drinking champagne an celebrating and stuff. It's just a fun day for the sport I think. And at the end the sprinters really fight hard because everbody wants to win that stage on Champs Elysees. It's a little underrated day IMO. I like the podium celebrations and trophies too and all the interviews. If you watch it you have to see it through to the end to get the full effect IMO.
[ Edited by SanDiego49er on Jul 23, 2011 at 8:26 PM ]
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